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Maintaining and Caring for Powder Coated Surfaces

May 3, 2024

From machinery and automotive parts to outdoor equipment and structural steel, industrial powder coating is renowned for its durability and protective qualities, making it a preferred finish for a wide range of industrial applications,. Despite its resilience, maintaining powder-coated surfaces Read More

How Flanged Steel Wheels are Revolutionizing the Manufacturing Industry

April 23, 2024

In the vast and dynamic world of manufacturing, efficiency, durability, and precision are not just goals but necessities. As industries continuously seek innovations to enhance productivity and reduce operational costs, one technological advancement stands out for its simplicity and impact: Read More

Behind the Scenes: The Process of Custom Metal Fabrication in Mississippi

March 4, 2024

Among Mississippi’s industrial achievements, custom metal fabrication shines as a beacon of quality and precision. Simply put, metal fabrication refers to creating products out of metal. It involves cutting, bending, and assembling metal materials to achieve the desired product. Let’s Read More

The Importance of Electrical Enclosures in Ensuring Equipment Safety

January 29, 2024

Electrical enclosures are the unseen heroes ensuring the safety and functionality of critical equipment. These protective housings play a crucial role in safeguarding sensitive electrical components from environmental factors, physical damage and potential hazards. Let’s dig deeper into the importance Read More

The Advantages of Forged Steel Wheels Over Cast Wheels

December 22, 2023

In the world of wheel manufacturing, two prominent contenders stand out: forged steel wheels and cast wheels. While both serve essential functions, understanding the advantages of forged steel wheels over cast wheels reveals a plethora of benefits that elevate performance, Read More

High Performance Flanged Rail Wheels- Components and Design Essentials

December 8, 2023

Back in 1965, Rockett created a better rail wheel – the Forged Flanged Steel Wheel – which proved to be far superior to the brittle cast iron wheels used at the time. Today, our flanged rail wheels are one of Read More

How to Choose the Right Flanged Steel Wheels for Your Equipment

November 17, 2023

Flanged steel wheels are indispensable components in a wide array of industrial applications, offering durability, stability and reliability. However, selecting the appropriate wheels for your specific needs can be a complex task. To assist you in making an informed decision, Read More

Exploring Different Types of Materials for Electrical Enclosure Construction

October 30, 2023

Electrical enclosures are a fundamental component of various industries, providing protection, organization and functionality for sensitive electrical equipment. To ensure the best results, it’s important for the electrical enclosure manufacturer to select the right material. Different materials offer varying properties, Read More

Why Forged Steel Is the Best Material for Muck Cart Wheels

October 26, 2023

When it comes to muck cart wheels, the choice of material is critical to ensure durability, reliability and performance. Among various options available, forged steel stands out as the superior choice for high quality wheels. Let’s cover the reasons why Read More

Material Handling Products

September 29, 2023

Material handling is a critical component of many industrial processes, and we at Rockett Inc. take pride in our contribution to this vital industry. We have broadened our expertise to meet a more extensive range of material handling needs. Flanged Read More

The Advantages of Industrial Powder Coating- Durability and Sustainability

August 22, 2023

In today’s rapidly evolving industrial landscape, finding coatings that strike the right balance between durability, aesthetics and sustainability has become paramount. One such coating that has gained popularity in recent years is industrial powder coating. This advanced coating technology offers Read More

Exploring the Strength and Durability of Forged Steel Wheels

July 3, 2023

When it comes to choosing wheels for rigorous, high-capacity applications, strength and durability are paramount. The impressive characteristics of forged steel wheels make them a top pick for harsh applications – and no one knows them better than Rockett Inc.! Read More

The Benefits of Custom Metal Fabrication for Mississippi Businesses

June 20, 2023

Custom metal fabrication in Mississippi is a process that involves creating unique metal products tailored to the customer’s specific requirements. Businesses of all sizes can benefit from custom metal fabrication since the metal can be cut, bent, rolled or joined Read More

Choosing the Right Kiln Car Wheels for Your Firing Process – Factors to Consider

June 14, 2023

When it comes to firing ceramics in a kiln, the selection of kiln car wheels is a critical decision. Kiln car wheels provide the necessary support, stability and mobility for kiln shelves and loaded kiln cars. Choosing the right wheels Read More

The Benefits of Stainless Steel Enclosures for Harsh Environments

April 5, 2023

Rockett Inc. is proud to be a leading electrical enclosure manufacturer that specializes in metal enclosures for a range of applications. The most common metals we work with include mild steel, stainless steel, aluminum and galvanneal. And, with our advanced Read More

Are Forged Steel Wheels Indestructible

March 10, 2023

When you put your trust in a forged steel wheel from Rockett Inc., you can expect a quality, durable product that will withstand the harshest conditions. Forging is one of the oldest metalworking processes. During this process, the internal crystalline Read More

Best Materials for Industrial Powder Coating in Mississippi

January 30, 2023

Industrial powder coating in Mississippi is a beneficial process that creates a smooth coat on the surface of your materials. This coating creates an attractive finish that’s resistant to multiple forms of damage. Not every material can be powder coated, Read More

3 Types of Flanged Steel Wheels to Get the Job Done Right

January 6, 2023

Mine carts are used around the world to haul materials such as iron ore, coal, and other extracted materials. They are also be used to remove dirt and overburden. Mine carts typically consist of wood or metal boxes mounted on Read More

What to Expect from Your Electrical Enclosure Manufacturer

November 4, 2022

Electrical enclosures serve the purpose of encasing and protecting electrical components for safety and optimal performance. They are designed to mitigate fire hazards, electric shock, and other threats. Rockett Inc. can fabricate custom electrical enclosures in various sizes and configurations. Read More

Powder Coating vs Paint – Which is Better for Industrial Equipment

October 6, 2022

Powder coating is a popular way to paint parts with a durable, attractive finish. This finish not only improves the look of industrial equipment, but it also makes them longer lasting. For example, industrial powder coating defends against moisture, whether Read More

When Should You Use Flanged Steel Wheels

September 13, 2022

Rockett Inc. offers flanged steel wheels that maneuver smoothly and evenly to keep wheels on the rail and avoid floor damage. These wheels are ideal for commercial applications when loads of raw materials or products are being transported at low Read More

Why Do Steel Track Wheels Have Flanges

August 1, 2022

If someone told you that their vehicle had wheels that weren’t fully secured, would you get in? Probably not. And you certainly wouldn’t be driving 100 miles per hour in the car! Just as the wheels on your car play Read More

Top 3 Metals Used in Custom Metal Fabrication in Mississippi

July 8, 2022

Metal fabrication plays a significant role in building everyday products, such as electrical systems, pipe fittings and car parts. The purpose of metal fabrication is to manufacture sheet metal and other flat metals to make specific shapes. This is done Read More

5 Things to Know About Flanged Steel Wheels

July 4, 2022

Rockett, Inc’s popular flanged steel wheels maneuver smoothly and offer exceptional shock absorption and tensile strength. These wheels are designed for heavy-duty commercial applications such as mining, aerospace, pipeline engineering, and mechanical engineering. Cast iron wheels share many similarities with Read More

What are the Three Processes of Metal Fabrication

June 30, 2022

Metal fabrication is a crucial industry in the United States. It involves cutting, bending, rolling, and joining metal into complex shapes and assemblies. If you need something made from metal; you need metal fabrication. And when you need something built Read More

4 Tips for Finding the Right Metal Fabricator for Your Project

April 1, 2022

Are you looking to hire a metal fabricator to assist with one of your projects? Rockett, Inc., offers custom fabrication services by highly trained metal fabricators. Finding the right professional for the job is critical, as this decision could make Read More

Forged Steel Wheels for High Temperature Settings

March 10, 2022

If you’re not familiar with the different kinds of industrial wheels, it’s easy to confuse forged steel with cast iron. However, these two products are very different from one another. Forged steel is generally stronger and more durable, and it Read More

Why Choose Powder Coating for Your Industrial Equipment

January 31, 2022

If you are thinking about painting or powder coating your industrial equipment, choosing the appropriate finish is an important decision because when left unprotected, the equipment can rust. While both painting and powder coating serve similar functions, each has unique Read More

Tips for Choosing the Right Electrical Enclosure

December 6, 2021

An electrical enclosure is a cabinet or box that protects electrical or electronic equipment. It’s available in both standard and custom styles, made from sturdy materials like mild steel, stainless steel or aluminum. These materials not only offer protection but Read More

Single vs Double Flanged Steel Wheels

November 17, 2021

When shopping for flanged-steel wheels, you have two main options to choose from: single-flanged wheels or double-flanged wheels. Flanged wheels are trusted to keep industrial vehicles on track while offering long-lasting support. While the flanges themselves don’t keep the wheels Read More

Forged Steel Wheels vs Cast Iron Wheels- Pros and Cons

September 28, 2021

When comparing forged steel wheels to cast iron wheels, you’ll discover pros and cons to both. The best choice comes down to what you are using the wheels for. Forged steel is generally stronger and more reliable than cast iron Read More

5 Things to Know About Rockett’s Muck Cart Wheels

September 23, 2021

Muck carts are used in a variety of settings to make tasks easier and more efficient. While these carts can be used around the home and farm, they are also used for more demanding tasks like mining and tunneling. When Read More

Double Flanged Rail Wheels versus Single Flanged Rail Wheels

July 22, 2021

The wheel has been around since about 3500 B.C. Invented in ancient Mesopotamia, potters first used it. Later, it was used for chariots then wheelbarrows. This extremely beneficial tool played a pivotal part in humankind’s history, especially in transportation. Over Read More

How Are Forged Steel Wheels for Railroads Made?

June 15, 2021

Railroads made their start as early as 1550 in Germany with roads made of rails called wagonways. England laid their initial tram road in 1776 using cast-iron angle bars on wooden ties. Finally, in 1789, William Jessup, an Englishman, was Read More

Sourcing Muck Cart Wheels? Quality Matters!

May 10, 2021

People have extracted useful natural resources for millennia.  In most cases this has required tunneling deep into the earth.  Tunneling is not only a way to access these raw materials, but as a way to move them, and for people Read More

How Flanged Steel Wheels Work

March 24, 2021

Determining the best flanged wheel for your operations takes a little bit of research. There are many different options, but each type might not accomplish what you want for your application. When that happens, it’s useful to understand the basics Read More

Industrial Powder Coating Finishes You Never Knew Existed

February 24, 2021

In the world of manufacturing, protective coatings are imperative to ensuring your parts can withstand the wear and tear from use. There are many different types to choose from, including liquid painting and industrial powder coating. Even within each option, Read More

Want the Best Muck Cart Wheels? Choose Forged Steel from Rockett, Inc.

January 20, 2021

Material handling industries require tools and equipment that can withstand the harsh, demanding environment in which they are used. The mining and tunneling market moves dirt, clay, sand, and rock from the ground daily. They don’t have time to be Read More

Want a Better Wheel? – Rockett’s Forged Steel Wheels Lead the Pack

January 5, 2021

Longer-Lasting Kiln Car Wheels Begin with Steel Kiln cars need tough wheels to carry their heavy loads through the kiln firing process. Instead of relying on brittle materials such as cast iron, why not choose forged steel wheels from Rockett, Read More

Types of Industrial Powder Coating

December 8, 2020

Whether you’re manufacturing appliances or outdoor furniture, you need a finish that will be durable for years. If you’re manufacturing electrical transformer tanks or industrial enclosures, your customers expect a finish that will hold up for decades. Electrostatic powder-coat painting Read More

Why Choose Forged Steel Wheels?

August 17, 2020

Many people have specific ideas about their favorite tool, music, or drink. Years ago, you could turn on the television and see beer commercials where opposing sides would shout ‘tastes great!’ or ‘less filling!’ A similar concept occurs in the Read More

3 Type of Mine Cart Wheels to Get the Job Done

May 6, 2020

An ordinary person often thinks of mine cart wheels similar to the ones on the carts that flew Indiana Jones through the mineshaft. A more recent example would be Uncle Trevor and his nephew, Sean, racing toward the center of Read More

Understand the Process of Custom Metal Fabrication

April 28, 2020

All industries need tools and equipment to get their jobs done, but each organization has unique needs. For example:  One mine-cart company may be able to use standard wheels, while another one needs custom-designed wheels for their particular application. This Read More

Basic Maintenance for Your Flanged Rail Wheels

March 6, 2020

Wheels made for industrial applications need to be tough and ready to do their job right. While some are used for light applications, others are utilized in more heavy industries such as wood processing, forestry, mining, manufacturing, brick and ceramic. Read More

Advantages of Forged Steel Wheels Over Cast Iron

February 20, 2020

In a production environment, you have the constant stress of deadlines to meet customer expectations. Equipment failure is the last thing you need as you strive to maintain a consistent and efficient production line. Unfortunately, it’s easy to ignore the Read More

4 Common Types of Electrical Enclosures

December 19, 2019

Sometimes the unsung heroes are the ones that hang quietly out of the way. They do not seem to do much, but without them, all other things would break, burn, or smolder. Today’s technology requires protection in the form of Read More

Demanding Work Requires Dependable, Long-Lasting Muck Cart Wheels

December 3, 2019

The backbone of America is in our hardworking industries. From mining to lumber, companies and workers depend on equipment that can withstand harsh environments. One item you expect to work flawlessly is your muck carts. These metal mules are required Read More

Benefits of Industrial Powder Coating

November 19, 2019

When you spend a lot of time and money on custom fabrication, a high-quality, attractive finish is vital for protection against rust, corrosion, and chipping. That is why many manufacturers choose industrial powder coating over other finishing processes.  If you Read More

What Are the Working Loads for Mine Cart Wheels

November 1, 2019

All types of equipment parts have their limits. This includes the industrial wheels underneath your mine carts. When they are working within their set parameters, production can move along smoothly. However, failure has the potential to cause serious harm to Read More

Found Damage to Your Rail System? Look at Your Wheels

September 18, 2019

If you’ve noticed problems with your cars traversing across your rails or your crane “racking” while in operation, one obvious place to check is your wheels. It is possible that your wheels have worn, causing damage. Constant use and slight Read More

Save Money and Downtime with Forged Mine Cart Wheels

July 31, 2019

Minecarts have been around for hundreds of years hauling heavy materials through mine shafts. As far back as 1556, wooden mining carts used pins with a guide groove to move hefty items around. With the advent of industrial metallurgy and Read More

One-Size Does Not Fit All! Trust Experienced Custom Fabrication for Your Unique Needs

July 17, 2019

Heavy duty, metal wheels are used in a wide variety of industrial applications. Each day, furnace cars, lumber kilns, marine tracks, and mining carts all need wheels that can withstand extreme weights without breaking. Depending on the application, you may Read More

Forged Steel Wheels — Reliable Metalworking for Your Industrial Needs

May 29, 2019

Metalworking is an age-old process, going back hundreds of years. Forging is the oldest of the metal trades, and with good reason. By shaping metal using heat and compression into a die, you get a resilient and robust steel product. Read More

Increase Efficiency and Ensure Safety with the Correct Flanged Rail Wheels

April 26, 2019

Time is money. Having the right equipment saves both plus keeps your employees safe. When you use lite-rail based systems to transport heavy industrial loads between fixed locations, you need to know your flanged rail wheels can get the job Read More

Forged Steel Wheels — A Quick Overview

January 28, 2019

When choosing wheels for intense manufacturing, industrial, and material-handling jobs, forged steel has been the solution of choice for decades. Before forged steel, cast iron wheels were the best option. Made from molten iron poured into sand molds and cooled, Read More

Tips to Make Your Forged Steel Wheels Last Longer

July 12, 2018

The superior performance and durability of forged steel wheels makes them the perfect choice for grueling manufacturing, industrial, and material-handling applications. Virtually indestructible in their capacity range, they provide dependable transportation of the heaviest loads in elevated temperatures and extreme Read More

An Overview of Industrial Powder Coating Systems and Techniques

April 12, 2018

When you want an extremely durable finish for the metal on your equipment and products, nothing else delivers like powder coating. A quick and efficient processes that offers a strong, extremely durable finish that can remain effective for many years.  Read More

Point Checklist to Identify a Dependable Contract Manufacturer

March 13, 2018

As a company, you care about developing, manufacturing, and delivering quality products. You invest capital for new buildings and equipment in an effort to keep up with production. Sometimes it makes more financial sense to outsource some of your manufacturing Read More

Sheet Metal Fabrication vs Ironwork: What is the Difference?

December 19, 2017

If you are searching for metal fabricators for an upcoming project, you may discover a variety of construction techniques. Each has its own specific characteristics. It is important to understand some key differences between the some of these methods before Read More

3 Important Questions to Ask Your Electrical Enclosure Manufacturer

October 24, 2017

Partnering with an experienced service provider and supplier can make a significant difference to your productivity and bottom line. In an industrial setting, the longevity of your electrical enclosures and equipment is largely dependent on product design engineering and quality Read More

Outsource to A Trusted Contract Manufacturer for Speed, Efficiency and Cost-Effective Production

August 30, 2017

Building new manufacturing facilities can be costly for any business. One way to use resources wisely is to outsource your manufacturing needs to a contract manufacturer. When you hire a custom service manufacturer, it’s like adding an extension to your Read More

Forged Steel Wheels vs. Cast Iron Wheels: Make the Best Choice for Your Next Job

July 21, 2017

Choosing the right wheel type for your heavy loads and demanding projects is critical to keeping downtime and maintenance costs low while getting the job done. When choosing the best type of castors, you have two choices: forged steel and Read More

Industrial Powder Coating: Cost + Environmental Benefits

May 22, 2017

Powder coating is an extremely durable finishing technology with significant aesthetic, functional, and economic benefits for manufacturers. One of the primary finishing solutions in North America that our customers have come to rely on, powder coating offers higher resistance to Read More

Precision Metal Fabricators: 5 Benefits of Partnering with an ISO 9001:2008 Certified Company

April 21, 2017

Selecting the right fabricators to work with can be challenging. How can you be sure that they will deliver high quality, consistent results and resolve issues expeditiously? Look for a company with an ISO 9001:2008 Certification. The ISO 9000 series Read More

Custom Metal Fabrication: Save Time and Money with Precision Laser Cutting

March 28, 2017

Selecting the right metal cutting method is critical to maintaining the quality of your final product and a healthy bottom line. CNC laser cutting has distinct advantages over other manual and mechanical methods. They offer the best combination of precision Read More

Industrial Powder Coating: 3 Tips on Selecting the Right Company to Work With

February 27, 2017

Superior surface protection, heat resistance and durability have made industrial powder coating the preferred finish, for outdoor electrical enclosures, transformer tanks, and a wide variety of other parts. However, not all powder coating finishes are created equal, because contract manufacturers use Read More

How Our Mississippi Machine Shop Became Your Go-To Precision Metal Fabricators

January 16, 2017

Are you looking for reliable precision metal fabricators who can cost-efficiently fulfill your needs from “print to paint”? At Rockett Inc., we offer a full range of manufacturing capabilities that can be customized to your unique requirements. Our commitment to Read More

Tips on Designing the Right Steel Cable Sheaves for Your Wire Rope

December 7, 2016

Selecting the right size for sheaves will help prevent frequent wire rope damage which in some instances occurs after just one run. Many common operational issues including the wireline getting dislodged or losing its strength are caused by improper sheave Read More

Industrial Powder Coating

October 20, 2016

Over the past 30 years, powder coat painting has been the solution of choice for finishing a wide range of industrial products, including outdoor electrical enclosures, transformer tanks, and other parts demanding durability. If you are looking for performance and Read More

Forged Steel Wheels: for Your Roughest and Most Demanding Applications

July 12, 2016

Choose forged steel wheels from Rockett Inc. for heavy duty applications that demand strength and durability. The ability to perform in the tough conditions while supporting heavy loads makes them an ideal choice for movement in high temperature environments. Type Read More

Choose Flanged Steel Wheels for Enhanced Safety and Stability

June 29, 2016

Flanged steel wheels are ideally suited to applications with heavy loads. High strength and long wear has led to their popularity in a wide variety of heavy-duty industrial rail based applications from material handling to tunneling and mining.  Single, double Read More

The Benefits of Working with Custom Metal Fabrication Specialists

June 27, 2016

While off-the-shelf or assembled parts may get the job done, custom-made is the way to go for precision, high quality and speed of manufacturing. Machined parts are fabricated to meet your specific application requirements. This is critical to the performance, Read More

Mississippi Metal Fabricators: Hiring Checklist

June 15, 2016

Selecting the right metal fabricator is critical to successful product development and managing your bottom line cost-efficiently. Like most manufacturers, you are looking for a long-term partner who understands your business and delivers consistent quality you can trust. Here are Read More

Useful Tips from a Leading Electrical Enclosure Manufacturer

June 10, 2016

A few simple measures taken during electrical enclosure design and installation can help avoid a multitude of problems that impact your equipment performance and lifespan. For instance, heat buildup, which has proven to cause a significant amount of equipment failures Read More

Why a Single Source Contract Manufacturer is Good for Business

April 28, 2016

The greatest advantage of working with a single source contract manufacturer is that they can help you save time and money without sacrificing quality. Whether you are looking to source powder coated electrical enclosures and fabricated metal parts, or forged Read More






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